Before the meeting was called to order, President Bill Moriarity and Vice-President Erwin Price spoke to the committee regarding the CAC’s mandate to fund “general fields of employment” to promote union work for as many 802 members as possible, as opposed to funding individual performance projects.
President Moriarity passed along the Executive Board’s request that the CAC reconsider earlier decisions to approve funding requests from Neil Gores’ Henry St. Chamber Opera, David Chamberlain’s Hora Decima Ensemble, and Ron Hay’s Neuravian Brass Ensemble. The CAC was also encouraged to fully (rather than partially) fund Ned Ginsburg’s Oct. 9 music prep proposal, since it falls exactly into the CAC’s mandate of promoting union work in general fields of employment.
Moriarity noted that the CAC may propose changes to the 802 bylaws in order to clarify or broaden its mandate. These would be submitted to Moriarity, who would help to craft the proposed changes into language to be submitted to the Executive Board.
After the meeting was called to order, members of the CAC:
- Turned down an expanded proposal from Ron Hay for funding of his Neuravian Ensemble, based on the fact that it does not fall under the CAC’s mandate to fund a general field of work rather than specific employers.
- Reversed their Oct. 9 approval of funds for Neil Goren’s Henry St. Chamber Opera, on the same grounds.
- Reversed their Oct. 9 approval of funds for David Chamberlain’s Hora Decima Ensemble, for the same reason.
- Amended their Oct. 9 decision to approve funds for Ned Ginsburg’s eight-page two-color brochure to educate purchasers of music prep services in order to promote union work in this field up to $7,551 (from $2,500) and to read that printing “must” be done at a union shop rather than “may” be done at a union shop.
- Approved a request to fund the 802 Gospel Committee’s Holiday Gospel Spotlight, on Dec. 7, in the amount of $950.